ALASKA! GOVERNMENT

The ALASKA GOVERNMENT is controlled by Unions and special interests in the Legislature, in the Executive and in the Courts. We are still a colony of the United States of America, controlled by the Seattle suburb of Juneau, where our capitol is maintained despite The People voting to move it in the 1970s. Many people come here for their Alaska Adventure and leave nothing of value.

No Status quo Politician: What Would Can-DO Wally Hickel Do?

Update on story originally posted November 20, 2019. As Governor of Alaska, Walter Hickel knew government was not the solution to many problems and maintained an Alaska First standard for everything he made happen. There have been times when Alaska politics were entertaining, candidates knew every vote counted, and campaigns could take on the atmosphere …

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When the Circus comes to Juneau

What YOU Need to Know about how the Alaska Legislature Works Updated from story First Published July  19, 2018 in ECHO Magazine A statute of US Secretary of State under President Abraham Lincoln, William Seward and another statue of a Russian Bear eating a salmon grace the plaza in front of the Alaska Capital.[1]. After …

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Why British Petroleum left Alaska and what every Alaskan needs to know about the Oil Business

A 30-year BP Manager provides perspective BP’s Anchorage headquarters is a 15-floor, 324,000-square foot, class A office building. It was built from 1983 to 1985, and the entire campus is 18 acres and includes a cafeteria and atrium. It is one of the most recognizable buildings in Alaska. (The company also built and operates the …

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Adventures in Juneau–You cannot know how Alaska’s Capital works without going there.  

 Previously published in Echo Magazine January 25, 2018 Donn Liston confronts Senator Rodey   Few Alaskans bother to visit our state capital city where elected officials pass laws and conduct state business. There is good reason for this. Being a product of Southcentral Alaska myself, as a young man I wondered about what Juneau was like, and …

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Our Permanent Fund Inspiration for Others

Filipino Political Scam Proposed for 3rd World Wealth Fund Many remember the idealism generated by Gov, Jay Hammond, and real legislative leaders like House Speaker, Hugh Malone, and Senate President John Rader, who passed legislation during the 10th Alaska Legislature to provide equitable payment for our oil in an agreement with companies developing Prudhoe Bay …

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Thomas Garber

Alaska OCS Crisis; Parents are Pursuing Accountability

Violation of Alaska families by the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) is nothing new. Some parents and family advocates have long documented abusive and illegal actions by this agency purporting to protect children. Alaska parents now AGAIN seek remedy through the Alaska Court System IF that is possible. In her case against OCS, Rep. Wilson …

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Why Some Liberals WANT An Alaska Constitutional Convention–Liberal Utopia for Alaska Revealed!

In the November 8 midterm elections Alaskans will be asked in Ballot Measure 1 whether to hold a Constitutional Convention.1 My late friend John Havelock in 2012 wrote a book about why Alaskans needed to have a constitutional convention at the last time it was possible to do so. Today Big Money is Opposed to …

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Bert Cottle

Alaska City on the Move: WASILLA! (A Tribute to Mayor Bert Cottle on his passing)

The new Wasilla Sonic restaurant is located in the Sun Mountain development. It did $500,000 worth of business in its first three days. Note: This story was Published October 31, 2019 after an enthusiastic presentation by Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle to the Susitna Rotary in the last months of his tenure in that position. He …

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